Private weekly lessons are 45 or 60 minutes in length, depending on the student’s level. Instruction is founded on developing the total musician and cultivating a lifelong love of music. All programs consist of sight reading, ear training, technical development, repertoire, history, improvising, transposing, and theory. (Additional instruction time is required when also preparing for theory exams.) Students are required to have an acoustic piano and metronome/app at home for daily practice. The recommended amount of practice time varies by age and skill level.
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I was skeptical when I heard that piano lessons had to move to an online format due to the covid-19 pandemic but it turned out much better than I expected. Not only is Kathleen a gifted musician and teacher but she is also very technically savvy. Online lessons included dual camera angles and an online music whiteboard to explain theory. Using video conferencing, Kathleen is able to see and correct my form and posture using language and modelling that makes it very clear what I need to change. Kathleen is just as effective online as she is in person.